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HEART REEF

Heart Reef in The Whitsundays is a stunning natural composition of coral in the perfect shape of a heart. It is located in Hardy Reef, part of The Whitsunday stretch of Great Barrier Reef.

Heart Reef is best experienced from the scenic flight. An iconic experience in the Whitsundays, many tour companies will combine a scenic flight over Heart Reef with other breathtaking spots in The Whitsundays, including Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet.

Heart Reef has been the site of many proposals and declarations of love over the years. If planning on making the ultimate romantic gesture, let your pilot know your plans and they'll be able to help combine this memorable experience with your momentous occasion.

Due to its protected status, visitors are unable to snorkel or dive at Heart Reef. However, The Whitsundays is home to some of the most incredible snorkelling and diving on the Great Barrier Reef.

Heart Reef was discovered in 1975 by a local pilot and is now an internationally-recognised attraction of The Whitsundays this iconic coral formation features on many postcards and brochures promoting the Whitsunday region and the Great Barrier Reef. Amateur photographers have been amazed to see that their photos look exactly like the professionals! Get your selfie sticks ready; you are about to visit one of the most Instgrammable locations in the world.

Few things are more thrilling than viewing the Great Barrier Reef by air. You really shouldn’t miss it during your holiday in the Whitsundays.

The Whitsundays has a number of scenic flight operators, Heart Reef can be viewed by helicopter, seaplane or fixed-wing aircraft with flights departing from Airlie BeachWhitsunday Coast Airport and Hamilton Island

Heart Reef is an iconic Whitsundays experience, definitely one to add to your list!

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